May 18th, 2015
“Clever Bear” by Matt Flint, new to Gallery MAR this week.
As we have sold every painting (but one!) from our February show for Matt Flint, we are thrilled to have a new painting from his studio in the gallery. The image of this artwork does not do the piece justice, so if you are able to visit our “Clever Bear” in person, we hope that you will.
Beginning his artistic career as a freelance illustrator, Matt Flint quickly found his passion for painting upon entering graduate school. The journey of making a painting is the touchstone for Flint’s work. “I begin my paintings without a plan. No preliminary sketches are made; every thought is worked out directly on the canvas.” Even after two decades, Flint is still transforming and experimenting with his palate, medium, and subjects. During his youth and today Flink seeks out the solitude of untamed places and the wildlife that inhabits them. The rich textures and worked surfaces of his paintings evoke the constant changes and processes found in the natural world.
“My paintings are of animals, plants, and landscapes seen through a moment of shifting focus. I paint the way I explore the rugged mountains by my house, always pushing to see what is over the next hill, searching for the unexpected.”